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The Bulgarian Language

Bulgarian belongs to the Slavic language family. Today Slavic languages are spoken by more than 250 million people in Eastern and Central Europe, in most of Balkan Peninsula, and in northern Asia. It was the first Slavic language to be written.

Modern Bulgarian is maybe difficult, as it has three genders, no infinitive, and articles are appended to the end of either the noun (if no attribute is present) or the first attribute. However it is not more difficult than other Slavic tongues, once you get used to the Cyrillic, an alphabet of which the Bulgarians are justifiably proud!

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The Catalan language

Catalan is spoken throughout an area which covers 68,730 km2, is divided between four European states (Spain, France, Andorra and Italy), and has a population of over 11 million people.The usage of Catalan is not uniform in all the areas in which it is present. On the one hand we have Catalonia, Andorra and the Franja de Ponent (part of Aragon bordering with Catalonia), and on the other, the city of Alguer (in Sardinia) and North Catalonia (in the French department of the Eastern Pyrenees). In Catalonia and the Franja de Ponent, Catalan is almost universally understood and the percentage of Catalan speakers is over 75%.

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The German language

German (Deutsch) is, alongside with English and Dutch, a West Germanic language. It is one of the world's major languages and the most widely spoken first language in the European Union. Around the world, German is spoken by approximately 105 million native speakers and also by about 80 million non-native speakers.

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The Greek Language

If you are one of those people who think that Greek is impossible to learn, you might not be alone! William Shakespeare in his Julius Cesar and one year before him, Thomas Dekker used the phrase in order to express lack of understanding. The phrase actually comes from the Latin proverb Graecum est, non legitur (meaning: it is Greek, not possible to read) and refers to something that is unintelligible.

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The Hungarian language

Hungarian is a Uralic language related to not more than two European languages: Finnish and Estonian, but only the grammatical structure and some basic vocabulary look similar to these languages.

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The Maltese language

Maltese is the only Semitic language written in the Latin alphabet in its standard form. The oldest known document in Maltese is "Il Cantilena", a poem from the 15th century written by Pietro Caxaro as well as the military list of 1419-20 which contains, places, names and nicknames in Arabic.

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The Polish language

The Polish language is the official language of the Republic of Poland. According to statistics there are about 49 million users of Polish throughout the world. It is an Indo-European language belonging to the Slavonic group. Polish is the second largest language in that group.

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The Romanian language

Romanian is a Romance language spoken by around 24 to 28 million people, primarily in Romania. It has official status in Romania, Republic of Moldova, and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in Serbia.

Romanian belongs to the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family, having much in common with languages such as French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

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The Slovenian language

Slovene or Slovenian (slovenski jezik or slovenščina) is a South Slavic language spoken by approximately 2.4 million speakers worldwide, the majority of whom live in Slovenia. Slovene is one of the 23 official and working languages of the European Union.

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The Spanish language

Spanish refers to a language of Indo-European origin that was exported in the XV century to the New World and currently spoken by some 380 million people, and this is how is known all around the world.

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The Turkish language

The Turkish Language originated in The Altay Mountain Range in Northern Siberia centuries ago. For this reason it is called an Altaic Language. As the nomads expanded further into Asia Minor, they brought their language with them to Asia Minor, namely Turkey.

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